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Guest Blog from Tess: Without warning! How government can empty out a bank account and leave you with nothing

Published on May 19, 2014 By johnastapleton

I’m a single mother of two boys.  One is living with me. We get help from Ontario Works and live in subsidized housing.  My son who lives with me is in high school full-time. He was born when I was his age and in high school. I finished high school. I finished two university degrees. […]

Stop wondering about under-subscription of benefits

Published on January 22, 2013 By johnastapleton

Getting the Learning Bond and Education Savings Grants is really hard for low-income parents I have become mildly annoyed by those who can’t figure out why the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) and the Canada Education Savings Grants (CESG) are undersubscribed among low-income parents. There really should be no mystery. All you have to do is […]

Why do we enforce the most stringent ‘adult entry’ rules on the most vulnerable?

Published on May 13, 2012 By johnastapleton

We all know that Canada is an aging society. But how many of us know that the median age in Canada was 26 in 1967 and is now age 42[1]? Most of us are living longer and having smaller families. Yet we don’t seem to stop to think too much about what an older Canada […]

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